Update: Southern Resident Orca Sanctuary Zones

A reminder that as of June 1, 2021, Transport Canada’s Interim Order for the Protection of Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia is in effect. This includes Interim Sanctuary Zones near the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Interim Sanctuary Zones have been created as spaces of refuge for the Southern Resident Killer Whales to rest, socialize and eat.  Do not enter the Interim Sanctuary Zones off the east coast of Saturna Island, south-west of North Pender Island or at Swiftsure Bank from June 1 – November 30. No fishing and no boating allowed.

Transport Canada will be setting up an information booth outside of the Jericho Sailing Centre July 3rd, 24th and August 14th.

Learn more and know before you go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7hRkfdarQI